For TTs, this tends to happen after an extreme case of deepsock-dominant splitting, but it can happen to any person disposed to pathological conscientiousness. Conscientiousness could be summarized as a personality trait characterized by a “tendency to adhere to a set of rules, whether they be social, legal, ideological, personal, or religious.” When this adherence to rules becomes pathological and compulsive, we call it “neuroses”.
A neurotic backfire occurs when the discomfort of trying to follow an accepted system of rules outweighs the discomfort of throwing the entire system away and starting from scratch. An archetypal myth for this is the patriot (usually a soldier, agent, or reporter) who can’t handle the cognitive dissonance caused by following orders, and ends up going rogue. Edward Snowden is a good real-life example.
The opposite case is when a person holds true to their system of rules to the point of complete self-destruction (this is not the same as ordinary “burnout”, which is fairly common and occurs for a different reason). Ted Kaczinsky is a good example of this alternative of complete self-destruction.